I love the annual State of the Union Address. It is so predictable.
The afternoon of the speech the White House will release parts of the speech to the press.
Then the press will report, "Tonight the President will say . . . "
At 8 o'clock the President addresses Congress and he says " . . . " (just what the WH released and the networks reported).
The Democrats are supportive, the Republicans are less so.
After the speech, the pundits recap. "Well, we just heard the President say, ' . . .' "
Now I know why President Clinton's staff went apoplectic when he went off the reservation, ignored the teleprompter one year, and just adlibbed his own SOTU address.